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Devex Examines Potential Impacts Of Reduced Aid Transparency Under Trump Administration

Devex: What will happen to aid transparency under Trump?
“…For aid programs, openness, transparency, and accountability are important terms that are associated with building public confidence in the program. But it goes further than that. Open data, an important component of an open government, can increase the effectiveness of aid by helping administrators to understand where work has been conducted, interventions that have been successful, and where gaps lie. Combined with international data or data from other donors, aid data paints an important picture of the globe’s ability to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. What impact could a lessening of [U.S. government] transparency have on aid programs and the ability to support monitoring and evaluation of the SDGs globally?…” (Cornish, 4/20).